Daily Archives: May 10, 2022

2022-05-10: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-10). Detroit Diesel workers: Vote NO on UAW sellout contract! Form a rank-and-file committee to take control of the struggle! wsws.org The UAW wants to force through a slave charter which will cut benefits and real wages, but what will actually happen depends on what the workers do.

____ (2022-05-10). Indian workers and students speak out on NATO-Russia war. wsws.org Supporters of the ICFI in India spoke to workers and youth about the need to build an anti-war movement of the working class based on socialist internationalism amid the proxy war waged by the US and its NATO allies against Russia.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-09). Afghan activists raise concern over burqa edict, call it gender apartheid. peoplesdispatch.org While in the past the Taliban maintained that women would be accorded their rights, in work, education and society at large, the latest decision to enforce a dress code in public and allow them to leave their homes only in cases of necessity has raised alarms internationally…

Editor2 (2022-05-09). Fire from the Mountain: In Search of Omar Cabezas (Interview). orinocotribune.com For years, I wondered about Omar Cabezas, the Sandinista guerilla who turned us on to the dream of revolution in the first place. Where was he now? Did he still support the Sandinistas and Daniel? Why aren't the media talking to people like him? | When I was in college in Dayton, Ohio in the late 1980s, radical students such as myself became quickly acquainted with the book Fire from the Mountain by Omar Cabezas. This book was in fact a bible of sorts for young people excited about the story of rag-tag guerillas in Central America fighting at impossible odds against U.S.-backed dictatorships and death squads. In…

_____ (2022-05-09). Defending The First Amendment. popularresistance.org Speaking as a historian, I believe that the work of UFF-UF officers, delegates, volunteers, and allies during the global pandemic will be remembered as among the finest moments of unionism this nation has ever witnessed. Under duress and constantly bullying by forces outside of our campus, we continued to grow as a union. We also continued to support a plethora of causes that the membership believes are essential to sustaining a democratic society. I believe that UFF's consistent and public support of academic freedom was a factor in the federal court's preliminary injunction against UF's repressive speech polici…

Staff (2022-05-09). Antidote Powder: A Low-Cost Antivenom Developed by Venezuelan Scientists. orinocotribune.com The antivenom, developed in Venezuela, has already been tested on 40 people and has not shown any adverse effects. | The saying that "the snake is killed by the head" is not valid, if one considers that it is precisely in the snake's own venom that the antidote for its bite is found. Some new antivenoms are currently being developed in Venezuela to counteract the effects of snake and scorpion bites. These antidotes are made with IgY technology based on chicken antibodies and, so far, have been tested on 40 people. No adverse reactions have been reported. | José Contreras, a researcher and snake expert at the I…

____ (2022-05-09). Chinese mainland registers tallest tree in Tibet. ecns.cn Chinese researchers have found a 76.8-meter tree in Medog County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, the tallest ever registered in the Chinese mainland, local authorities said Monday.

Jonathan Cook (2022-05-09). The persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org Melzer has distilled his detailed research into a new book, The Trial of Julian Assange, that provides a shocking account of rampant lawlessness by the main states involved — Britain, Sweden, the US, and Ecuador. It also documents a sophisticated campaign of misinformation and character assassination to obscure those misdeeds.

Faraz Mughal, M Isabela Troya, Lisa Dikomitis, Stephanie Tierney, Nadia Corp, Nicola Evans, Ellen Townsend, Carolyn A Chew-Graham (2022-05-09). [Review] The experiences and needs of supporting individuals of young people who self-harm: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. thelancet.com Self-harm in young people is a serious international health concern that impacts on those providing informal support: the supporting individuals of young people. We aimed to highlight the experiences, views, and needs of these supporting individuals of young people. We conducted a systematic review and thematic synthesis: PROSPERO CRD42020168527. MEDLINE, PsycINFO, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL, ASSIA, and Web of Science were searched from inception to 6 May 2020 with citation tracking of eligible studies done on 1 Oct 2021.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-09). Imperial professors elected to prestigious American Academy. imperial.ac.uk Four leading Imperial academics have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-09). Jobless rate steady at 3.6%; Firms claimed to create 406K jobs. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —The U.S. jobless rate remained at 3.6% in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, as private sector firms claimed to add 406,000 new jobs that month. That put private firms almost at their job levels before the coronavirus-caused depression two years ago. Governments added 22,000 jobs in April, 77% of them in local …

____ (2022-05-09). May Day 2022: Young people must turn to the working class and the fight for socialism! wsws.org This is the report delivered by Gregor Link to the 2022 International May Day Online Rally held on May 1. Link is a leading member in Germany of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, the youth movement of the International Committee of the Fourth International and its affiliated Socialist Equality Parties.

____ (2022-05-09). Giant panda mom spotted playing with baby in snow. ecns.cn Image captured on Jan. 25, 2022 by a real-time infrared camera shows a giant panda mom teaching her baby living skills in the forest of at the Wanglang area of the Giant Panda National Park, Mianyang, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

____ (2022-05-09). "System-relevant & budgeted to death": Child care personnel demand better working conditions. wsws.org Around 26,000 kindergarten teachers across Germany took part in a one-day warning strike last Wednesday.

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